News Ballast Point starting to can.

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Rekrule, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. zstef99

    zstef99 Initiate (40) Dec 25, 2008 New York

    Is Sculpin best within 4 months, or 120 days? If it's 4 months, then a 8/16/13 best by date would actually indicate a 4/16/13 bottle date.
  2. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Fresh Beer is wrong as 5.5 month out Big Eye and Sculpin are on the shelves in San Diego.

    We should not perpetuate this 120 days nonsense.
  3. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,272) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    It's cool man, I didn't think it was personal. "Respected member," eh? Wonder how I might have earned that :-)
  4. errantnight

    errantnight Meyvn (1,070) Jul 7, 2005 Iowa
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    Don't worry, you don't sound like the type of dude who's into funny.

    Or truth / reality / facts.

    Nothing to trouble with, here.
  5. Dowlers

    Dowlers Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2013 California

    Just saw a bar in my neighborhood has Sculpin on draft for $2.50.....better go check out its freshness.
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  6. pugartheterrible

    pugartheterrible Aspirant (223) May 13, 2010 California
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    Still haven't seen it up in Nor Cal yet
  7. ToriBug13

    ToriBug13 Initiate (0) May 10, 2013 California

    Just saw my rep--- the cans are in! SOOOOO EXCITED!
  8. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (461) Aug 30, 2012 California

    Me either.
  9. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    I paid 5.50 for a 16 oz. (legit) pour. Well worth it. But that keg did just get tapped today. Don't you Californians pretty much get fresh Sculpin out of your kitchen faucet?
    Don't imagine we'll see cans here in Florida till about 2015.
  10. ToriBug13

    ToriBug13 Initiate (0) May 10, 2013 California

    I live in the Bay Area, and I was just given samples of the cans-- they'll be packed in boxes, like the 21st Amendment packaging! I'll definitely be putting some in my store, so I know they are distributing them up here now!
  11. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (461) Aug 30, 2012 California

    I'm in the Bay Area as well, East Bay to be precise. I still can not figure out why NY State gets things from Stone/FSW/Bruery before the East Bay. Dayman was in SF 5 weeks before I ever saw it in Oakland. So if your store is in SF, I'll see them in Sept.
  12. ToriBug13

    ToriBug13 Initiate (0) May 10, 2013 California

    I'm in Los Altos, but come see me at the Draeger's in San Mateo, and I'll transfer over a sixer for you :wink: Also, if you're east bay, and can get to the Draeger's in Blackhawk, Danville, I can send you some there too! The one downside to the cans? They're priced the same as the bottles. I was really hoping the price would fall slightly, but my rep said "nope!"
  13. Grabbin2nd

    Grabbin2nd Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2005 California
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    If you're in the state of California and you don't have cans yet, your distributor is doing it wrong.
  14. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (360) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Took it in the can last night here in Chicago.
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  15. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,475) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    Any confirmation that it's 4 months because I've seen it longer than that amount of time out for the Best By.

    I've seen these cans in Philly, but not in NY yet.
  16. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    I'd say yes- but then somebody would point put my faucet is tapping a keg 12.3 hours old, and start a debate on fresh IPA...

    cans are in Ventura County. I give it a thumbs up.
  17. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    Cubs fan... :slight_smile:
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  18. SpunkyHopslammer

    SpunkyHopslammer Initiate (62) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    I grabbed a sixer in the Chicago suburbs last week, drinking very good right out of the can !!
  19. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,051) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Pretty sure it is 6 months. It was released in the Chicago market in early May and I recall seeing Best By dates of Sep 21 at the time.

    The cans (Sculpin at least) have a canning date on the bottom and the box holding the six pack had a julian date sticker on the bottom as well(e.g. 13177).
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  20. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,475) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    Awesome, thanks. Hope we get cans because despite the Sculpin fish being so iconic, I actually do like the classic simple looking can. Perfect that they now do a date.
  21. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I was doing my normal beer shopping on Monday and I noticed these are all over the place in Austin now. Thank goodness... maybe they will stay fresher longer than the bottles.
  22. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 Florida

    this is fantastic. I love cans, and I love Ballast point.

    I cant wait to pick up a can 6 pack :grinning:
  23. MJsGhost

    MJsGhost Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2013 New York
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    I hate can beer, kill me. If I can't get the beer on tap or in a bottle, I won't purchase no matter how great or how cheap. That being said, I've had no problem accepting a pint glass from a friend that he filled with New England or 21st beers
  24. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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  25. Obsidian

    Obsidian Aspirant (214) Dec 9, 2012 California

    My local Total Wine pricing for Sculpin:

    6 pack of bottles = $11.99
    6 pack of cans = $14.99

    I will stick with the bottles.
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  26. DmouthCaliBrewz

    DmouthCaliBrewz Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 New Hampshire

    It occasionally rains sculpin too......but then we bitch about the rain once every few months so the novelty is lost.
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  27. rather

    rather Aspirant (260) May 31, 2013 California

    I want cans but why am I paying more?
    seriously I complained to tw and showed our bp rep when he was doing a tasting but they don't care.
  28. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    That's F'd up.
  29. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,114) Mar 18, 2010 California

    The same thing happened with Sierra Nevada cans when they first arrived at TW.
  30. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (456) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    PLEASE send Sculpin cans out here so I can take some to the shore!!!
  31. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    Craft beer kings has 13 6pk of cans if you guys are ISO!
  32. newyork326

    newyork326 Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2013 Virginia
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    Anyone know of any Sculpin cans in the Washington DC area?
  33. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Champion (869) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    My local Total Wine (Redondo Beach) is packed with cans! Picked up Sculpin and the Pale Ale to take out on the water today.
  34. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (846) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Still haven't seen cans here in Miami.
  35. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Zealot (540) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona
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    Cans are everywhere here in AZ.
  36. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    Any cans spotted in New England (aka, Ballast Point Dead Zone) yet?
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  37. Yosefus

    Yosefus Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 North Carolina

    Count your blessings that it's that cheap. In NC, Sculpin is $17.99 for bottles and $15.99 cans at my local store. Our Total Wine has them priced the same though ($17.99).
  38. jkn09

    jkn09 Aspirant (233) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    All over Dallas now. Now I need to go camping so I can grab some Sculpin cans.
  39. slowonder1

    slowonder1 Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2013 Florida

    Yeah I'm pretty sure we are getting the remaining bottles before the cans come to Florida. I just saw some in the store that were dated 'enjoy by 12/12/13' which I'm assuming means they were bottled fairly recently?
  40. HereforBeer

    HereforBeer Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Illinois
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    Can you explain the Julian Date? What does it mean if my can says 13315?
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